Meters that track water usage online in real time coming to Cambridge

Water meters will be retrofitted so city staff can read meter data remotely, and people can track their daily water usage online.

New technology to be installed in 1,200 homes in west Preston and west Galt, city officials say

Water meters will be retrofitted so city staff can read meter data remotely, and people can track their daily water usage online. (CBC News)

The City of Cambridge is installing new technology in 1,200 homes in west Preson and west Galt to better monitor water usage.

Water meters will be retrofitted so city staff can read meter data remotely, and people can track their daily water usage online.

City officials say that will also help them quickly identify possible leaks or flow issues.

The meters will also help the city provide accurate bills, officials said.

Phase one of the project will run until mid-December, with more installations expected next spring.

People living in Cambridge will get notices in the mail about the retrofitting and can call to book installation times.